Research Fellow

Location: Perth
Job Type: Contract/Temp
Contact: Greg Morrison
Email: email Greg
Reference: CURTIN105


Job No: CURTIN105
Location: Bentley, Perth

12 months parental leave cover, full-time

$98,059 - $116,369 (ALB) + 9.5% superannuation

Curtin University is ranked in the top 200 universities worldwide (ARWU 2017), and in the top 50 in the world for universities under the age of 50 (QS World University Rankings 2017). In recent years, the University has climbed significantly in global league tables and was named as a rising star, the most collaborative of the Australian universities, and the biggest Australian mover in the Nature Index results for 2016. Curtin is industry-facing, highly engaged with relevant partners, and a major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, and Dubai.

The Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute is within the  School of Design and the Built Environment and leads in high-quality and globally significant research within the general area of sustainability policy. For this appointment the placement is within the smart and sustainable cities research group.

Help us build Curtin's Future.


Your new role

As a Research Fellow you will be responsible for the supervision of PhD students and carry out research within three research projects

Firstly, an ARC Industry Training Centre with the University of Melbourne. We are coordinating our research with Fleetwood (a modular building company) and with two PhD students working with Circular Economy.

Secondly, An ARENA funded project on Governance Models for solar- battery storage systems in the White Gum Valley. This project has three PhD students directly in the project, but there are two more in the CRC for Low Carbon Living.

Finally, a recently funded Smart Cities grant which focusses on linking renewable energy and sustainable water systems across Fremantle through sensors/meters and peer-to-peer trading through Blockchain.

You will also be expected to help and possibly lead proposals for further sources of research funding. All funding in the smart and sustainable cities group is demand led.

You will be expected to collaborate with the other researchers within the group. We publish our research as articles in high level peer-reviewed journals as a team.


You will bring to this role

  • A doctoral qualification in relevant discipline.
  • Evidence of a record of research outputs in high quality refereed journals/outlets consistent with the discipline.
  • Evidence of quality and impact of research outputs works including journal ranking, citation indices, patents awarded, reputation and standing of publishing house or other outlets, independent review from distinguished scholars or critics, or equivalent esteem measures as appropriate to the discipline.
  • Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills with a commitment to the development of a collegial and supportive working environment and the ability to interact with students and staff with cross cultural sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated commitment to applying relevant and applicable policies, procedures and legislation in the day-to-day performance of the functions of this position.


  • Commitment to quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise HDR students.
  • A history of successful competitive grant applications.


What we offer you

The salary ranges presented are those which are contained within the University's Enterprise Agreements; as are the employee benefits which include employer superannuation contribution at the rate of the current Government Superannuation Guarantee amount up to 17 percent, study assistance, a comprehensive salary packaging and wellness programs and flexible and family friendly work practices.


What we need from you

You are encouraged to respond specifically to the selection criteria which can be found in the Role Statement.

 To apply complete the application form below. Applications close: 12pm, Thursday 26th April.


Valuing Diversity and Affirmative Action

Curtin University embraces diversity and inclusion and invites applications from women, men and intersex individuals who share the University's values, ethics, international outlook, value diversity and have an informed respect for indigenous people. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace, therefore, if you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. We will then work with you to identify the best way to assist you through the recruitment process. All personal information will be kept confidential in compliance with relevant privacy legislation.



Contact details

For more information contact:

Greg Morrison, Professor, School of Design and the Built Environment

Phone:  0439 971 444



Personal Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles.


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time.